The title of this review says it all....unbelievable! We live a short distance from Pendleton and have heard of Cimmiyotti's for many years...but never tried them. Last night my wife and I were celebrating her birthday and decided to try a restaurant that was completely new to us and chose Virgil's At Cimmiyotti's. From the moment of entering the restaurant we felt welcomed and were immediately taken to a very nice table complete with flowers, tablecloth, center cloth and....a deck of cards and a cribbage set. We did not have time to play though because we were taken care of so efficiently that we received course after course right on time. Service could not have been friendlier or more efficient. There was a large waitstaff on duty and, although they were busy, we felt like we were the only patrons there. Warm bread was served a garlic-vinigar-oil dip that was truly good and accompanying it was a very nice little vegetable tray with a really good dipping sauce. There were several appetizers to choose from but we took the waitresses' suggestion and had the tempura asparagus..wonderful. I chose the rib eye with baked potato (came with baby asparagus) and my wife (the birthday girl) had blackened Prime Rib with Lobster and Sweet Potato Fries. Choice of soup or salad and I had the Seafood Chowder and it had to rank with the best I have ever eaten and my wife had a very beautiful and delicious dinner salad. Our meas came out hot and beautiful. Just looking at the Prime Rib and the Rib Eye you could see perfection and they were perfect in every way. They were much larger than I expected and I wished I had not filled up on that great bread but we were able to take them home and feasted on them today. We plan to make this at least a monthly visit and I would like to try everything on their menu. I can not say enough about this fine restaurant...you have to try it!
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